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Palau Demographics Profile 2017

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Population21,347 (July 2016 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 19.93% (male 2,196/female 2,059)
15-24 years: 17.02% (male 1,814/female 1,819)
25-54 years: 46.03% (male 5,997/female 3,829)
55-64 years: 9.35% (male 697/female 1,299)
65 years and over: 7.67% (male 429/female 1,208) (2016 est.)
Median agetotal: 33.3 years
male: 32.7 years
female: 34.7 years (2016 est.)
Population growth rate0.39% (2016 est.)
Birth rate11.2 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Death rate8 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Net migration rate0.7 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2016 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 87.1% of total population (2015)
rate of urbanization: 1.66% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - populationMELEKEOK (capital) 299 (2012)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.07 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.57 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.54 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.37 male(s)/female
total population: 1.09 male(s)/female (2016 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 10.9 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 12.4 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 9.3 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 73.1 years
male: 69.9 years
female: 76.5 years (2016 est.)
Total fertility rate1.71 children born/woman (2016 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rateNA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDSNA
HIV/AIDS - deathsNA
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 97% of population
rural: 86% of population
total: 95.3% of population
unimproved:
urban: 3% of population
rural: 14% of population
total: 4.7% of population (2011 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population
unimproved:
urban: 0% of population
rural: 0% of population
total: 0% of population (2015 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Palauan(s)
adjective: Palauan
Ethnic groupsPalauan (Micronesian with Malayan and Melanesian admixtures) 73%, Carolinian 2%, Asian 21.7%, caucasian 1.2%, other 2.1% (2015 est.)
ReligionsRoman Catholic 45.3%, Protestant 34.9% (includes Evangelical 26.4%, Seventh Day Adventist 6.9%, Assembly of God .9%, Baptist .7%), Modekngei 5.7% (indigenous to Palau), Muslim 3%, Mormon 1.5%, other 9.7% (2015 est.)
LanguagesPalauan (official on most islands) 65.2%, other Micronesian 1.9%, English (official) 19.1%, Filipino 9.9%, Chinese 1.2%, other 2.8%
note: Sonsoralese is official in Sonsoral; Tobian is official in Tobi; Angaur and Japanese are official in Angaur (2015 est.)
Literacydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.5%
male: 99.5%
female: 99.6% (2015 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 17 years
male: 16 years
female: 18 years (2013)
Health expenditures9% of GDP (2014)
Physicians density1.42 physicians/1,000 population (2010)
Hospital bed density4.8 beds/1,000 population (2010)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate47.1% (2014)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on July 9, 2017